Training Programs for
Librarians who serve
Training Programs for Librarians Serving Youth
In the COVID-19 pandemic, children’s librarians explored new services, ideas, and competencies. In reopening times, public libraries face the challenge of bringing patrons back to the library safely and with new, exciting programs.
Welcome young patrons back into your library spaces by focusing on their social and emotional needs, their own creativity, and the importance of making their voices heard.
Learn the art of inventing stories along with your young patrons. Beyond books read aloud, explore every story element from children’s perspective using zero-budget sensory materials and lots of creativity.
Reinventing the Children’s Room in Public Libraries
Learn how to set up an inclusive early learning center in your library’s Children’s Room, focusing on Sensory Play, Motor Play, and Imaginative Play.
Tell a Story with Zero-Budget Materials
Learn how to use your and children’s imagination to invent and tell stories along with no cost, safe, recyclable materials of everyday use.
Set Up a ‘Prepared Environment’ for Storytime
Learn how to structure your storytime session by following the interests and needs of young patrons. Combine sensory learning, movement, early literacy, inclusivity, and social-emotional learning in memorable custom-designed programs.
Remake Your Children’s Room
Learn how to value natural light exposure, selected zero budget materials, space for movement and creativity, ‘stages’ for stories, areas for resting and reflecting, and inspirational documentation about your young patrons’ past activities in your new Children’s Room setting.
Play and Explore Safely
Learn how to make your Children’s Room a safe space during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Evaluate the feasibility of your programs and learn how to welcome back your patrons.